An American Family History

Thompson Family of Charles County, Maryland

  also spelled Tomson  
  In 1649 Robert Robbins testified that William Thompson's will was was signed by Thompson.  

William Thompson was born about 1623. His father was William Thompson.

He married Mary Bretton before 1660 in Saint Mary's County, Maryland. Mary was the daughter of William Bretton and Mary Tabb.

William and Mary's children included:

William Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson



William Thompson was born in Wiccocomico, Saint Mary's County, Maryland. His father was William Thompson

His first wife was named Ann

He married Victoria Matthews on April 11, 1681 in Saint Mary's County, Maryland. Victoria was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Matthews

William and Victoria's children included:
Thomas Thompson (1682),
William Thompson (1683/84),
Victoria Thompson (1687),
Jane Thompson (1690, married John Watts).

He married Eleanor Pattison. She was the daughter of James Pattison.

In November, 1722 he conveyed Little Worth to his son Cuthbert.

Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.

Thomas Thompson was born on September 12, 1682 in William and Mary Parish, Charles County, Maryland. His parents were William Thompson and Victoria Matthews. He lived at Thompson's Delight.

His first wife was Jane Tant.

Elizabeth Thompson (1702),
Anne Thompson (1703),
Mary Thompson (1706),
Henry Thompson (1708),
Richard Thompson (1714),
Joseph Thompson (1720, married Sarah Douglas daughter of Joseph Douglas),
Anne Thompson (1721), and
Thomas Thompson (1724).

He married Elizabeth Douglas on October 17, 1728.

The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.



Thomson, William,
New Towne, St. Mary's Co.,
8th Jan., 1649;
Wife Anne, execx. and sole legatee, 11th Jan., 1649,
Test: Robt. Robins, Ralph Crouch. 1. 21.


1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or William & Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 301-104:

Thompson's Delight: 120 acres;
Possession of - 120 Acres Thompson, William:
Surveyed 24 June 1688 for Wm Thompson
on the South side of Bernard's Creek.:
Conveyance notes
120 Acres –
Thomas Thompson from William Thompson,
13 Dec 1733,


1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 402-163: Haply: 62.5 acres;

Possession of - 62-1/2 Acres
Thompson, Thomas
Surveyed 16 May 1724 for Thomas Thompson
beginning at the third bound tree of the land called Thompson's Delight


Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.
Thompson, Thomas, Charles County
30 Nov 1749; 1 Jan 1749/50
To son Thomas Thompson, wearing apparell.
To daua Mary Carbery, Negro woman Sary.
To grandson Thomas Carbery, Negro girl Heneristo.
To son Henry Thompson, 1 Mill share.
To dau. Elizabeth Angel, Negro woman Bess, and cattle.
To gran dau. Jane Angel, Negro boy Hery,
To son Richard Thompson, horse.
To son Joseph Thompson, land 3 tracts joining each other, High Cliftes, 50 A., Thompsons Delight 120 A., and Haply, 621/2 A.
To dau. Anne Sanders, boat and Negro man Tom,
To son Joseph Thompson, Negro girl Grace, boy Jack.
Rest of estate to son Joseph Thompson,
Son Joseph Thompson, ex.
Wit: Hatch Dent, Anne Dent, Will Eilbeck. 27.174.

Thomas Thompson 42.190 Charles County £504.10.10
Jan 3 1749 Apr 2 1750
Appraisers: John Causon, Benjamin Craycroft.
Creditors: Gustavus Brown, Samuel Hanson.
Next of kin: Henry Thompson, Thomas Thompson.
Executor: Joseph Thompson.

Thomas Thompson 32.29 A Charles County £504.19.10 £14.5.9
Dec 7 1751
Received from: Elisabeth [Story] Hanson.
Payments to: Samuel Hanson, Dr. Gust. Brown, John Holland, Daniel Dulany, Esq., Walter Hanson [son of Samuel], Daniel Jenifer.
Representatives: (unnamed) all of age.
Executor: Joseph Thompson.
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